Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 17:16:30 GMT From: Paul Halliday <pjghnospamyonder.co.uk> Subject: Re: Ethanol ?
in article 1143509383.369590.129630nospam2000cwc.googlegroups.com, Dima at dimanospamystems.com wrote on 28/03/2006 02:29: > Hello, > > What is your guys' opinion of the engine development at Saab (GM) that > runs on ethanol-based gasoline? Please, keep all GM-bashing to other > threads; here I am just curious to see the technical merits/demerits > that people are aware of. I think it's superb! Way of the future, IMO. For all intents and purposes, it acts like a petrol car without the emissions ... Oh, and it performs better. Can't be bad, eh? Now if the car itself was not sooooo fugly, I could be tempted. I think I'll wait for the technology to drop into the 9-3 range, since that design seems to be "it" for the 9-5 :( I wonder if the upcoming Carlsson 9-3 will run E85? The proposed spec is 185 BHP, up from 150 BHP which sounds like the kind of power hike ethanol made for the Biopower 9-5. > I have not been able to locate a single gas station here in Portland, > OR, that carries ethanol-based gas (E85). One of our supermarket chains in the UK has started to stock it now under the name Harvest Bioethanol. Paul 1989 900 Turbo S http://saab.go.dyndns.org/